After months of waiting in anticipation 13 students from St Kitts and Nevis will be awarded scholarships to pursue studies in various fields in Taiwan.
An award ceremony, which is being organized by Taiwan’s embassy in Basseterre, will be held on Thursday to present the lucky recipients of the 2015 Taiwan scholarships with their “tickets” to the Asian country.
Each year Taiwan provides scholarships to academically inclined citizens of its diplomatic allies and other countries around the world. Scholarships are awarded according to the duration of study; two years (Masters), four years (Bachelors/PHD) and five years (one year for Mandarin studies; then four years for the degree).
This year eight students will receive scholarships from the ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) in Taiwan while the other five will receive theirs from Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF).
The scholarship awardees and schools that they’ll be attending are as follows:
2015 MOFA scholarship awardees (five years of study)
1. Andre Urban Freeman – Chinese Language Division, Language Centre, National Taiwan University
2. Kristal Myrtilla Phillip – Chinese Language Center, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
3. Orlando Ramon Perez Liantaud – Chinese Language Education center, National Taipei University of Education
4. Travis Curtly Kelly – Chinese Language Centre, National Cheng Kung University
5. Shamika Juanita Edinborough – Mandarin Studies and Culture Center, Ming Chuan University
6. Shameika Randisse Prentice – Chinese Language Education Center, National Taipei University of Education
7. Djavan Kayode Martin – Chinese Language Education Center, National Taipei University of Education
8. Judette Odessa Lucina Pollock-Pemberton – Mandarin Studies and Culture Center, Ming Chuan University
2015 Taiwan ICDF Scholarship awardees (four years of study)
1. Trizell Tanya Aeika Matthew – National Pingtung University of Science and Technology Program in Tropical Agriculture
2. Jherez Randolf Taylor – National Tsing Hua University International Master Program in Information Systems and Applications
3. Novelia Ileta Rawlins-Nwosu – National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science International Nursing Master of Science Program
4. Selena Teneka Weekes – Ming Chuan University International Business and Trade
5. Diandre Linden Anderson Ottley – National Dong Hwa University Bachelor Program in Computer Science and Information Engineering (Mandarin-taught Program- five years)
The award ceremony will be held at a local restaurant, where the awardees, their parents, officials from the Taiwanese embassy, government ministers and officials, and also past and present students will be in attendance.
There are over 30 St Kitts and Nevis nationals who are currently pursuing studies in Taiwan.